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Guide To Different Types Of Loft Conversions In 2024

There is no doubt that buying a house is one of the biggest investments most of us will make. Over time though, you might find that changes to your lifestyle see the property you live in become cramped. Many people will address this problem by using a loft conversion to add extra space to their home.

If you are thinking of doing the same in 2024, it is wise to know about the various types of loft conversion first. This will allow you to make the right choice and pick one which delivers all you need. But what are the different types of loft conversions to select from in 2024?

20 April 2021
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Eugene Kim

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Full Rear Sided Dormer


One of the most popular types of loft conversion in 2021 is still the full rear dormer. This is basically an extension to your current sloping roof and projects out vertically from it. The net result is more usable floor space and greater headroom.


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Pitched Roof Or L-shaped Dormer


As well as the more standard full rear dormer above, there are a few other ways this design approach can be used. Pitched roof types are best if you have a high pitched roof or those with a larger footprint. They can also be required if you live close to a conservation area and are planning on a loft conversion. These types of dormer make for an attractive addition to any property.


But what is an L-shaped dormer conversion? In many ways, it is like a full rear dormer with an extra bit of space added to the side. Ideal for mid-terraced homes, this type of conversion can easily add enough extra room for a couple of bedrooms plus a bathroom.


Velux Loft Conversions


This sort of loft transformation is also called a roof light loft conversion. It sees the line of the roof untouched and the Velux windows fitted flush with this existing line. If you have planning issues and/or good headroom, this is a sensible option. It also offers great value for money in terms of loft conversion cost as less work is usually involved.

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Hip To Gable Loft Conversions


If you need usable floorspace plus lots of additional headroom, you might choose a hip to gable conversion. This sees the roof taken back to the hip ends and the existing flanked wall turned into a gable. It also sees the ridge extended to connect with the gable. Although the amount of work involved can see a higher loft conversion cost, you get a lot more space for the money.


Mansard Loft Conversions


Still popular in 2021, the mansard loft conversion is set to the rear of the property and uses a flat roof in conjunction with an inward sloping back wall. It often needs planning permission due to the large changes to the property required. As with other types of major conversion though, it can add masses of extra space to any home.

Loft Conversions In London

As you can see, there are a few different styles of loft conversion to choose from in 2021. If you still feel a little unsure as to which you like best, why not get in touch with Extension Architecture today? We are based in London and are specialists in all aspects of loft conversions. We can not only advise as to which sort of conversion might suit your home best but can also carry out the work for you. Call us on 0203 409 4215 for more details.

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Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim, Founder and Managing Director of Extension Architecture, has led the firm for over 14 years, consistently delivering quality solutions. His dedication has been key to the company's growth and success.

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